Doctor Andrew Murray is a specialist in Sports and Exercise Medicine and general practitioner. At Therap-Ease he offers solutions and advice for anyone involved in sport, from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete.
A little about me….
I’m a doctor, runner, speaker and author. 2014 will be a busy year for me, working at the Commonwealth Games, The Ryder Cup and the likes, whilst taking on some pretty big challenges in Scotland and much further afield. I’ve raced in some of the world’s most spectacular locations, from the North Pole, the Jungle, the Himalayas and in 2011 completed a 2,659 mile run from far North Scotland to the Sahara desert. I have ran 7 ultra marathons in 7 continents on 7 consecutive days in November 2012. I’ve worked at the Olympics, for various professional sports teams and on tours and expeditions worldwide.
Dr Murray currently works with the European Tour Golf, the Sport Scotland Institute for Sport and the Scottish Rugby Union. Previous appointments include the Scottish Government’s Physical Activity Champion at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and with Heart of Midlothian FC. He holds a number of advisory roles and has published widely on Physical Activity for Health and Injuries and Illness in Sport. He was a finalist in the NHS Health awards 2012.
I worked for the Scottish Government as their Physical Activity Champion promoting exercise for health. Becoming and staying physically active is one of the best things you can do for your health. 30 minutes of walking (or any exercise) is better than any preventative medicine, and it’s safe. 60 minutes physical activity a day is the single best present you can give a child. I needed a good kick up the backside from a mate to get active again after university, and urge everyone to GET ACTIVE today, and spread the word.
At Therap-Ease Dr Murray provides the following:
Sports injuries; diagnosis using examination and ultrasound treatment including medication, injection, acupuncture and advice regarding prevention of injury
Pre-participation medicals for sport, races etc - examination, ECG and blood testsAdvice and input on how to achieve your best performances
Exercise advice regarding what’s best and what is safe
Liaison with Scotland’s best physiotherapists, surgeons, podiatrists and sports psychologists
If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Murray or for more information on his services at Therap-Ease call 0131 447 9990.